Relying upon thy goodness, O God, we humbly ask Thee, by the
intercession of Thy servant, St. Lucy, that Thou wouldst give perfect vision to our eyes, that they may serve for Thy greater glory, and for the salvation of our souls in this world, that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light of the Lamb of God in paradise. St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, pray for us.
I checked my copy of this book, but both recipes for St. Lucy’s sweet bread use saffron, which I don’t happen to stock. Maybe I’ll scour the internet and come up with something to make for dessert tonight or for a mid-morning snack.
Yesterday I made 20 dozen Crinkled Molasses Cookies. On Friday I’m going to a cookie exchange, and half that amount will be given away. Everyone was permitted ONE single lonely cookie. I was most unpopular, and at least one person managed to sneak one when I wasn’t looking.
At some point today, I’ll have to gather the children and bless their eyesight: